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NATHAN MEDLEY (Narrator) also sang the premiere of John Adams’ The Gospel According to the Other Mary in 2012 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Gustavo Dudamel. He is equally at home on both the operatic and concert stages, performing repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary. He has interpreted and covered roles such as Le Peinture in Charpentier’s Les Arts Florissant (at the Boston Early Music Festival), Dema in Cavalli’s L’Egisto, Oberon in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Ottone in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea under direction of Stephen Stubbs, winning praise from Cleveland critics for an interpretation “sung with baroque perfection.” In 2010 he covered the role of Ottone for Juilliard Opera Center under direction of Harry Bickett.
On the concert stage Medley frequently performs in recitals and oratorios including Handel’s Messiah, Carissimi’s Jephta, and Bach’s St. John Passion. He is a core member of two early music ensembles, Echoing Air and Vox et Digitas, giving performances with them throughout the U.S.
Upon receiving a Theodore Presser Grant, he pursued the study of modern countertenor repertoire and has premiered many compositions to promote awareness and grow the contemporary repertoire for this voice. He studied at Oberlin Conservatory, where he worked with Gerald Crawford, Webb Wiggins, and Jonathan Field. Forthcoming engagements include Adams’ Gospel According to the Other Mary at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Ravinia Festival.